Guinness World Records Comic-Con roundup
Multiple Guinness World Records were given out at Comic-Con: International in San Diego in 2010. The book’s Editor-in-Chief, Craig Glenday, traveled from the London headquarters to present these achievements in advance of the Guinness World Records 2011 release on Sept. 15.
“Comic-Con remains the premier destination for pop-culture enthusiasts and is host to all of the biggest names in entertainment. That’s exactly the kind of place that Guinness World Records wants to be,” said Glenday in a news release.
Guinness World Records presented the following records at Comic-Con (information from Guinness World Records):
Most Successful Horror Movie Series – SAW – Producers Oren Koules and Mark Burg accepted the Guinness World Record for the ‘Most Successful Horror Movie Series’ with $732 million total global box office sales.
Most Successful Sports Movie Franchise – Rocky – Stars of the upcoming theatrical release The Expendables and co-stars of Rocky IV, Sylvester Stallone and Dolph Lundgren, accepted the Guinness World Record for the ‘Most Successful Sports Movie Franchise for Rocky’, grossing $1,251,372,491 throughout its six installments, running from Rocky (November, 21 1976) to Rocky Balboa (December 20, 2006).
Largest Comic Book Convention – Comic-Con International in San Diego, garners over 125,000 attendees, making it the largest comic book convention in the world. David Glanzer, Director of Marketing and Publicity for Comic-Con, accepted the record.
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